Everything You Need to Know About CBD Skincare
CBD has seemed to make its way into almost every industry in the world, and it certainly didn’t skip the skincare or beauty industry! After catching word that CBD has some incredible wellness benefits, it didn’t take long for CBD to be infused into everything from facial oils to muscle balms. And for good reason, as it has been an effective ingredient at improving dry, irritated, or inflamed skin!
However, there’s still enough confusion about what CBD is, what the benefits are, and if it’s safe to use on the skin, which is why we’ve pulled together just about everything you need to know about CBD-infused skincare. If you’re still hesitant about CBD, dive in a little deeper with us!
What is CBD?
First and foremost, what is CBD, exactly? Cannabidiol, more commonly known as the three-letter acronym CBD, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the flowers of cannabis plants, marijuana, or hemp.
With over 100 different compounds found in cannabis plants, the two most common compounds are THC and CBD, both of which you’ve probably heard of at least once or twice! While people tend to confuse the two compounds, the primary difference is how they interact with the body.
THC, otherwise known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound that’s responsible for providing that euphoric “high.” Whereas CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning that it doesn’t have the same psychoactive effects as THC.
Rather, research suggests that CBD can reduce anxiety, chronic inflammation, alleviate pain, and improve sleep patterns, which are a few reasons why it’s been welcomed into the beauty, skincare, and wellness industries, unlike THC.
What Are the Benefits of CBD-Infused Skincare?
CBD is most commonly known for its healing properties in other industries, but it might be an effective treatment to combat acne when it comes to skincare. Research has found that CBD reduces sebum production, an oily substance found on the skin and closely linked to acne. Sebum and dead skin cells can block the hair follicle, trapping bacteria, which can lead to frequent breakouts. When CBD is combined with salicylic acid, it can be a powerful treatment to banish blemishes and pimples.
Reducing Skin Irritation, Redness, and Inflammation
Beyond acne being an issue of concern, irritation, redness, and inflammation are just as frustrating! Whether you’re dealing with rosacea, severe dryness, itchy skin, or other signs of inflammation, CBD may be of aid due to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can reduce flare-ups.
We tend to think of skincare being localized to our face, but Cannalogica offers CBD-infused body products as well since it’s essential to care for all areas of the skin.
If the one thing stopping you from daily exercise is sore muscles, a CBD muscle recovery balm may be able to help. Current research suggests that the compound can relieve soreness in muscles and joints, acting as a natural form of pain relief.
Treating Eczema and Psoriasis
For those suffering from skin issues like eczema and psoriasis, you’ll probably be pleased to hear that CBD has also been found to have a therapeutic effect on the skin for severe skin disorders. Skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis often cause intense itching, swelling, dry patches, and overall, extreme discomfort affecting all areas of the body.
If these conditions become prominent on the face, it can also lead to psychological discomfort, being such a noticeable area on the body. We offer a wide range of soothing CBD skincare, from a deep-hydrating masque to a calming facial moisturizer that can help alleviate irritation.
Is CBD Skincare Safe?
Since CBD is still being explored for its other potential benefits, it’s normal to wonder if CBD is actually safe to use as skincare or in general. At Cannalogica, we place safety above all else. That means that all of our products are thoroughly researched, lab-tested – without any animals being harmed, that is – and are 100% free of harmful chemicals. Naturally-occurring CBD has been introduced in our skincare line due to its incredible healing benefits, but also because it’s scientifically agreed-upon to be a safe compound without adverse side effects.
Dr. Nima Ghivari, a dermatologist at Cedars-Sinai, vouches for CBD playing a role in hydrating and soothing the skin and also mentions that there’s likely little harm that can come from applying CBD to the skin.
Now that you know what CBD is, what the benefits are, and that it’s completely safe to use, give it a try for yourself and experience the incredible healing properties that it has to offer!